January 15, 2014

Took the girls to their schools this morning and won't see them again for five days. I guess the break will make it a little easier to heal up from this darn cold, but we miss them anyway. The house always seems do empty when they're not here, and far too quiet. Heck, even right now I have some music playing  just to have some noise to keep us company.

After dropping the girls off I took Jason to his appointment and pretty much just laid back in the van, so that I could relax as well as not be around too many people. I don't think I'm contagious but it probably is a good idea to stay a little isolated. After his appointment he came back to the van and asked me if I had anything planned for the day. I told him that I wanted to finish up cleaning the house and get the vacuum going on the carpet, other than that the only thing I wanted to get done was to cook that large turkey breast that was given to us. I wanted to get it done before it went bad and besides it took up a big chunk of the freezer. He said, "Good, I want to go see a movie, Lone Survivor."  So I said sure, there was no pressing issues otherwise. We first went home, where I fixed lunch (it was about 11:15) and neither of us had a chance to have any breakfast, so we were both kinda hungry, and the movie wasn't until later.

The movie was done well, and I think told the story very well. I would recommend that if you want to see a movie, much like the quality of Saving Private Ryan, then this is an excellent candidate. If you're a bit like me (maybe even if you're not) it will break your heart, and at the end you will feel that emptiness that comes when you've just said, "good-bye" to a dear friend, not knowing when, or if, you'll see each other again. Jason was moved by this movie, more so than any other movie I've seen him watch. Perhaps it was because so much was where he was, and involved some of the same areas he is familiar with. It really doesn't matter, what matters is that it was a good movie and we both enjoyed it.

The rest of the evening was spent just laying around the house. I did get to talk with Linda tonight for quite a long time. From that perspective it was nice being home alone, well, Jason and I were both there, but no one else running around. The turkey cooked up nicely and tasted better than I thought it would. I really didn't know quite how to cook it, since it was just the breast of the turkey and not in any kind of real form, other than a GIANT filet. I cooked at at 350 degrees for a couple of hours and it came out better than expected... not bad for a guess. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Glad you had a fairly relaxing day.
    Christ suffered in our place that we might have the hope of Heaven! Always praying!
    Isaiah 53:11-12 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
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